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Press Release: Homicide Investigation
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: March 4, 2019 Time: 5:30 PM
Incident Date: March 4, 2019 Time: 6:03 AM
Incident Location: 25000 block of Cortrite Ave.
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Steve Brosche
File Number(s): PC190630010


On March 4, 2019, at about 6:30 a.m., deputies assigned to the Perris Station were dispatched to a reported shooting at the 25000 block of Cortrite Ave. in Homeland. When deputies arrived, they located a deceased male suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators from the Perris Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded to assume the investigation. The deceased male was identified as, Derek Andrew Valdepena, a 35-year-old male, of San Bernardino. Investigators have interviewed individuals who were present during the shooting and no arrest have been made. There are no outstanding suspects, and no threat to public safety. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Stoyer of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.


Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.



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